August 10, 2014
Confucius/Mencius Are The Answer
The teachings of Confucius and Mencius are a must read and the observation of their teachings are directly related to the prosperity of any state, family, society and individual. If someone can properly observe the teachings of Confucius and Mencius, he can become a sage and if the whole of society can observe it, the ills of our world will dissipate and a utopia will take it's place.
For those wishing to propagate or implement Confucian teachings, I highly recommend the following two texts:
Liao Fan's 4 Lessons :
This is a text composed in the Ming Dynasty by Sagely Confucian scholar Liao Fan, who changed his fate (karma) by properly practicing good deeds in accordance with correct principles.
Here is the online dharma talk (English) of Liao Fan's 4 lessons:
Di Zi Gui :
Di Zi Gui is a excellent text that concentrates Confucian teachings into a concise list of easy to follow rules. Parents and teachers should strive hard to make sure their children and students conduct themselves according to this text. Furthermore, we ourselves (i.e.everyone) should also conform to the principles of this text. By doing so, we will generate vast stocks of merit and create the foundation for eventual Bodhi(i.e. Sila Samadhi Prajna).
Finally, I recommend Ven Master Chin Kung's online dharma educational channel: